Match Preview: QLD Country Heelers v NSW Country Cockatoos

By Matt Findlay Queensland Country and NSW Country's preparation for Saturday's Battle of the Border Cup clash couldn't be more different and because of that the Heelers head in with plenty of momentum while the Cockatoos, well, they’re expecting somewhat of an ambush at Goondiwindi. The Heelers are fresh from an undefeated, two-game tour of New Zealand and hit the training paddock almost immediately after landing back in Australia on Friday, on the flip side the Cockatoos will have just two training sessions and one game, which they won, under their belts leading in. One of those sessions will be on Friday night too, after the entire side’s made the long trek north. “It’ll be a tough slog, but that’s what country rugby is about,” NSW Country coach Mat Thomas said. “Queensland Country has travelled a bit leading in too, so we’ll just have to overcome it. They're coming off the tour though so no doubt they’ll be a bit more polished than us, and pretty co
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